JOSHL

Hall of Fame
The string side of my tinkering exploits might be hitting an end. I’ve been messing with a lot of the most highly recommended “budget” strings (Oehms, Tourna, Kirschbaum, Pro’s Pro, Gosen, Isospeed, etc.) and there is nothing on the soft poly side that holds tension, produces spin, keeps my arm comfortable, and mixes power and control quite like Pro’s Pro Hexaspin. The lifespan/tension control is truly special. I’ve cut Oehms Alu Pearl after 4 hours. I felt Hyper G drop after 5 or 6. It isn’t infrequent at all for me to get 10+ hours out of Hexaspin. Now, it is a completely insane sounding name. It only comes in really garish colors. I have to get it sent over from Europe. But I’ll be damned if it isn’t the best string I’ve put in several racquets. It is fantastic in a hybrid in my CX200 and Diadem Elevate Tour. A full bed in the CX200 OS or the POG also works great. I’m a pretty specific kind of player, who needs pretty specific things out of a string, but Pro’s Pro Hexaspin checks absolutely all of my boxes. And for something like $40/reel. Highest recommendation.
I have Hexaspin twist and kinda hate it. But now I wanna try this.
 

Jouke

Professional
The string side of my tinkering exploits might be hitting an end. I’ve been messing with a lot of the most highly recommended “budget” strings (Oehms, Tourna, Kirschbaum, Pro’s Pro, Gosen, Isospeed, etc.) and there is nothing on the soft poly side that holds tension, produces spin, keeps my arm comfortable, and mixes power and control quite like Pro’s Pro Hexaspin. The lifespan/tension control is truly special. I’ve cut Oehms Alu Pearl after 4 hours. I felt Hyper G drop after 5 or 6. It isn’t infrequent at all for me to get 10+ hours out of Hexaspin. Now, it is a completely insane sounding name. It only comes in really garish colors. I have to get it sent over from Europe. But I’ll be damned if it isn’t the best string I’ve put in several racquets. It is fantastic in a hybrid in my CX200 and Diadem Elevate Tour. A full bed in the CX200 OS or the POG also works great. I’m a pretty specific kind of player, who needs pretty specific things out of a string, but Pro’s Pro Hexaspin checks absolutely all of my boxes. And for something like $40/reel. Highest recommendation.
What color and what thickness do you use? And with what string do you hybrid it?
 
I have Hexaspin twist and kinda hate it. But now I wanna try this.

I’ve not tried Hexaspin Twist, but I’ve heard people say the two strings have basically nothing in common and that the naming convention is pretty weird as a result. From the packaging images it looks like Twist almost has a synthetic gut style wrap around the outside of it, and I can’t imagine how that would do any good at all to what Hexaspin is.
 
What color and what thickness do you use? And with what string do you hybrid it?
I’ve been working through the Neon Yellow 1.25. But I’m about to order both the Yellow and the Orange in 1.20 direct from PP. I think a little more bite would be great, and I’m a cut it out before it breaks guy when it comes to polys anyhow so the thinner gauge doesn’t worry me at all.

I’m not too picky about which basic synthetics I’ll use for crosses. Kirschbaum’s synthetic gut is the most typical cross. OGSM and Head Synthetic are also regularly in the rotation. The Hexaspin/Kirschbaum hybrid is basically $2/job and it plays as well as anything. I prefer it to Hyper G. If you care at all about cost it’s a way better value than RPM and the performance over the first 8-10 hours isn’t far off. Much easier on the arm than a lot of the Luxilon or Technifibre polys.
 

ChrisJR3264

Hall of Fame
Is razor soft more comfortable (less fatigue on arm) compared to razor code?
No. Not from my experience.
If anything - ice code to me is what a razor code soft should feel like.
Razor Soft is probably more advanced string than razor code.
Razor soft - too much tinkering to find the right tension. For the price - the duration/playability of the string when you find it, isn’t worth it in my opinion.
The pros use it. Maybe that’s who they’re for since they string daily.
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
No. Not from my experience.
If anything - ice code to me is what a razor code soft should feel like.
Razor Soft is probably more advanced string than razor code.
Razor soft - too much tinkering to find the right tension. For the price - the duration/playability of the string when you find it, isn’t worth it in my opinion.
The pros use it. Maybe that’s who they’re for since they string daily.
Sorry, what do you mean when yo say “more advanced string than razor code”?
 

Mirage89

New User
I just got a new T-Fight 305 ISO and I want to find a good string in white to match the frame color.
I am down to Tecnifibre Razor Code and Ice Code. I was using RPM blast before, tensioned 25/24 kg.
I do not want a string with too much power, that is why Ice Code is probably not the best pick, but I am still considering it because a lot of players say nice things about it.
Any suggestions? I could probably string Razor Code at lower tension or Ice Code at a bit higher, to get similar results?
 

ChrisJR3264

Hall of Fame
Sorry, what do you mean when yo say “more advanced string than razor code”?
Not that a 4.0-5.0 can’t use it.
context from me is if you have the luxury to restring this after 4 hours of play like the pros- go for it. The playability of this string is poor in my opinion. There’s a sweet spot of where it performs excellent but as a rec player - I want longer playability out of my string. Razor soft to me lacks tension maintenance and playability when that tension drops
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
Not that a 4.0-5.0 can’t use it.
context from me is if you have the luxury to restring this after 4 hours of play like the pros- go for it. The playability of this string is poor in my opinion. There’s a sweet spot of where it performs excellent but as a rec player - I want longer playability out of my string. Razor soft to me lacks tension maintenance and playability when that tension drops
How long does regular razor last you?

I just got a new T-Fight 305 ISO and I want to find a good string in white to match the frame color.
I am down to Tecnifibre Razor Code and Ice Code. I was using RPM blast before, tensioned 25/24 kg.
I do not want a string with too much power, that is why Ice Code is probably not the best pick, but I am still considering it because a lot of players say nice things about it.
Any suggestions? I could probably string Razor Code at lower tension or Ice Code at a bit higher, to get similar results?
Never played ice. Razor is great if you want stiff and lower powered. It plays not too different from rpm imo but feel is very different.
 

galapagos

Hall of Fame
Thank you. Decided for Razor Code White. Played about 5 hours with it, pretty impressed, very good string. I can get a lot of spin from it, contrary to what many people said.
It is in my top picks :) i want to try the blue color as well for comparison
 

Valerie

Rookie
I just got a new T-Fight 305 ISO and I want to find a good string in white to match the frame color.
I am down to Tecnifibre Razor Code and Ice Code. I was using RPM blast before, tensioned 25/24 kg.
I do not want a string with too much power, that is why Ice Code is probably not the best pick, but I am still considering it because a lot of players say nice things about it.
Any suggestions? I could probably string Razor Code at lower tension or Ice Code at a bit higher, to get similar results?

Sorry I'm late in saying this but I played both strings before.
Both are quite different - Razor has a bit more bite hence more spin while Ice gives a bit extra raw power. But I'm sure by now you already got that figured out. My personal preference skew towards Razor (and has to be white, the black plays totally different).
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
Tried razor soft and hyper g round in a doubles match play.

Agree with your take on razor soft - don’t like the feel tbh but it gives good control (more than razor code I would say?) and can even temper the launch angle of tc100 even at 1.25 gauge. Maybe I need to give it more time.

Loved hyper g round off the bat. More power, more spin, same control I would say because of the spin. It feels a lot like razor code - but doesn’t pocket the ball as much. You should put it on your list!
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
Tried razor soft and hyper g round in a doubles match play.

Agree with your take on razor soft - don’t like the feel tbh but it gives good control (more than razor code I would say?) and can even temper the launch angle of tc100 even at 1.25 gauge. Maybe I need to give it more time.

Loved hyper g round off the bat. More power, more spin, same control I would say because of the spin. It feels a lot like razor code - but doesn’t pocket the ball as much. You should put it on your list!
I change my mind on Razor Soft!

Had a good 2 hour hitting session yesterday so got to try the full gamut of fh, bh, serve, returns, point play.

I could not miss my backhand (my weakest shot) with Razor Soft. It has a very low launch angle which may be the best thing for my TC100.

Serve not quite gelling however - keep dumping into the net/ go long when trying to overadjust presumably because of the launch angle. Will keep experimenting. If I can get it to gel on the FH and serve things could be interesting!
 

galapagos

Hall of Fame
I change my mind on Razor Soft!

Had a good 2 hour hitting session yesterday so got to try the full gamut of fh, bh, serve, returns, point play.

I could not miss my backhand (my weakest shot) with Razor Soft. It has a very low launch angle which may be the best thing for my TC100.

Serve not quite gelling however - keep dumping into the net/ go long when trying to overadjust presumably because of the launch angle. Will keep experimenting. If I can get it to gel on the FH and serve things could be interesting!
i have 1.30 gauge of razor soft waiting for me and for the perfect racquet. I think Eubanks uses 1.30 gauges.
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
IMHO, Grapplesnake Tour M8 is what Razor Soft aspires to be, in almost every area, including price-to-quality ratio. The only comparative downside is that M8 isn't (yet) offered in a 1.20 gage, but if you don't need to go that narrow, I'd say M8 is the better string for a vast majority of use cases. Just my two cents.
 
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galapagos

Hall of Fame
IMHO, Grapplesnake Tour M8 is what Razor Soft aspires to be, in almost every area, including price-to-quality ratio. The only comparative downside is that M8 isn't (yet) offered in a 1.20 gage, but if you don't need to go that narrow, I'd say M8 is the better string for a vast majority of use cases. Just my two cents.
M8 is imo stiffer. Kinda original, 4g, lynx tour territory. Razor soft is different. I can hear the strings moving but its somehow still stiff. A bit weird if you ask me :p
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
i have 1.30 gauge of razor soft waiting for me and for the perfect racquet. I think Eubanks uses 1.30 gauges.
Do you need Razor Soft in 1.30? It's already so low powered and has such a low launch angle at 1.25 - probably the string with the lowest launch angle I've played with.

I also noticed I have to re-adjust the stringbed of Razor Soft after 2-3 hours, which is strange. Don't know if this means the stringbed has lost it's tension / snapback potential or if it's just a Razor Soft thing.
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
Yeah, Razor Soft isn't that hot for snapback. It's more of a linear-hitter's poly; I can see why they developed it with/for Medvedev (yet it's also a bit telling that he's been back and forth on strings lately -- hybriding what appeared to be either Razor Code White or Ice Code mains with perhaps Razor Soft or Razor Code Black crosses in Monte Carlo; then back to full-bed dark strings in Madrid, so unsure now...). I wouldn't call Razor Soft a poor string, necessarily; it just doesn't break out of the mold of most TF poly's -- good to great initial playability, but fairly short-lived and mostly overpriced. It is what it is though. If you like Razor Soft, I would say key in on the few times a year that they drop their street prices by 30+% and load up on reels at that time.
 

landcookie

Semi-Pro
Yeah, Razor Soft isn't that hot for snapback. It's more of a linear-hitter's poly; I can see why they developed it with/for Medvedev (yet it's also a bit telling that he's been back and forth on strings lately -- hybriding what appeared to be either Razor Code White or Ice Code mains with perhaps Razor Soft or Razor Code Black crosses in Monte Carlo; then back to full-bed dark strings in Madrid, so unsure now...). I wouldn't call Razor Soft a poor string, necessarily; it just doesn't break out of the mold of most TF poly's -- good to great initial playability, but fairly short-lived and mostly overpriced. It is what it is though. If you like Razor Soft, I would say key in on the few times a year that they drop their street prices by 30+% and load up on reels at that time.
Still trying to decide if I like the string. It oddly resembles RPM blast but round and less stiff.

Personally definitely not a flat hitter, quite the opposite. So am quite surprised that this string is piquing my interest moreso than something like a hyper G.
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
Personally definitely not a flat hitter, quite the opposite. So am quite surprised that this string is piquing my interest moreso than something like a hyper G.
Well, it could be because the feel is quite a bit better than Hyper-G, which feels much more plasticky, and launch behavior is more consistent, as Razor Soft is round, whereas Hyper-G is 5-sided.
 

vndesu

Hall of Fame
My go to set up right now is Toroline Kpop. Ive tried going back to hyper G or confidential, but I have a love hate relation ship with mainly the hyper g. Toroline is hitting all the check marks for me at this time.
 

galapagos

Hall of Fame
Do you need Razor Soft in 1.30? It's already so low powered and has such a low launch angle at 1.25 - probably the string with the lowest launch angle I've played with.

I also noticed I have to re-adjust the stringbed of Razor Soft after 2-3 hours, which is strange. Don't know if this means the stringbed has lost it's tension / snapback potential or if it's just a Razor Soft thing.
I would need it in angell 16x19. So might suit some other similarly spaced string patterns. Babolats maybe?
 

K1Y

Professional
Yeah, Razor Soft isn't that hot for snapback. It's more of a linear-hitter's poly; I can see why they developed it with/for Medvedev (yet it's also a bit telling that he's been back and forth on strings lately -- hybriding what appeared to be either Razor Code White or Ice Code mains with perhaps Razor Soft or Razor Code Black crosses in Monte Carlo; then back to full-bed dark strings in Madrid, so unsure now...). I wouldn't call Razor Soft a poor string, necessarily; it just doesn't break out of the mold of most TF poly's -- good to great initial playability, but fairly short-lived and mostly overpriced. It is what it is though. If you like Razor Soft, I would say key in on the few times a year that they drop their street prices by 30+% and load up on reels at that time.
His mains were gut for a while, possibly because of shoulder injury he got earlier this year.
 
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